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Pneumonym
 
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Re: She hates fans

Postby Pneumonym on Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:12 pm

The "faceshield", lol. If I suggested that, I know who would be sleeping in the guest bedroom .....

OK so why would a person refuse a pair of nice soft earplugs?
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raylo
 
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Re: She hates fans

Postby raylo on Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:43 pm

Well, fiddled. With the baffle idea. I took some material that is used for breather elements in machinery and cut it down to fit my Swift LT. I arched it over the vent holes so the air is out of the holes before it hits the mterial. Amazingly it is silent. See the pictures below.

I have a question for the more expert or engineering types. Is this sufficient for the expelled air to get out and stay out. Am I compromising anything in the design of the mask?

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Additional Comments: 7-14 cm pressure, also have a Resmed s8 elite II set at 10 cm

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Re: She hates fans

Postby Muse-Inc on Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:53 pm

Gotta hand it to ya...I am so impressed with the ingenuity of us hose-heads...anything to make this therapy work :lol: :lol: :lol:

I would make sure your 'baffle' can't be squished against the exhaust vent...maybe thin strips of semi-rigid plastic curved on the inside?

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Re: She hates fans

Postby rested gal on Sat Dec 26, 2009 3:16 pm

Here's a belated award that I should have given to raylo months and months ago! Somehow I missed seeing it. :oops:

You earned this trophy, raylo!! :D
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I've added your neat idea to the Swift LT fixes on the Lab Rat Awards page.
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http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=15104

I apologize for the delay!!
S9 VPAP Auto - S9 Auto - BiPAP Auto - 420E auto - Everest 2. ResScan, EncPro & SL3.
Humidifier: F&P HC 150, Aussie heated hose.
Mask: Aeiomed Headrest/homemade straps.
ALL LINKS by rested gal:
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=17435

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Re: She hates fans

Postby Guest on Sat Dec 26, 2009 4:38 pm

ingenius idea raylo! If you do need a plastic guard to insure that you don't suffocate yourself, I would think you could trim up a finger guard used to protect fx fingers over the material or instead of the material. Love your idea....now just have to find a man!

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